Arnold Skolnick, Whose Poster Embodied Woodstock, Dies at 85

On short notice, he created the bird-on-a-guitar design that advertised the 1969 festival — and became a symbol of the era.

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Book Review: ‘It Was Vulgar & It Was Beautiful,’ by Jack Lowery

“It Was Vulgar & It Was Beautiful,” by Jack Lowery, recounts the daring efforts of Gran Fury to bring attention and resources to the cause.

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Nick Relph Stalks Delirious, Unfinished New York as It Rises

Nick Relph’s new book, “Eclipse Body & Soul Syntax,” collects years of digital street scans of New York City construction posters, an eerie portrait of a supersizing metropolis.

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Renato Casaro’s Posters Capture Films’ Essential Moments

Renato Casaro’s hand-drawn art has hooked movie audiences around the world since the 1950s. Tarantino and Stallone are big fans. One secret to his success? “You can’t cheat.”

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The Great Art Behind Hunter S. Thompson’s Run for Sheriff

A new show in Manhattan displays the visceral posters for the gonzo journalist’s “Freak Power” campaign in 1970.

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Feminists Paper Paris With Stark Posters Decrying Domestic Abuse

A widespread but illegal campaign by a group calling itself “the Gluers” uses posters to denounce violence against women. It has become an effective — and ubiquitous — tool to raise awareness.

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Meet the National Parks’ ‘Ranger of the Lost Art’

Doug Leen has made it his life’s work to discover, restore and reproduce W.P.A. renderings of America’s threatened public lands.

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Unpacking Cuomo’s Covid-19 Poster

An octopus guiding a ship. Trump perched on a moon. The Boyfriend Cliff. It’s not a fever dream, it’s the governor’s “New York Tough” display.

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Andrew Cuomo Ascends to the Mountaintop With His Covid-19 Poster

The retro political artwork on “New York Tough” is peak Cuomo, summing up the state’s battle against the coronavirus. But is it art?

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Ten Signature Images From Milton Glaser’s Eclectic Career

In his graphic designs, he mingled Dürer with de Chirico, Breuer with Klimt, Islamic ornament with African textiles.

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Milton Glaser, Designer of Iconic ‘I ♥ NY’ Logo, Is Dead at 91

He also created the famous poster of Bob Dylan with psychedelic hair, was a co-founder of New York magazine and produced designs for everything from supermarkets to restaurants to “Mad Men.”

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Keep Calm and Draw Together

With assists from Shepard Fairey and Maira Kalman, graphic designers and illustrators are creating striking visual messages of safety and gratitude.

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